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As an ovarian cancer survivor, I will race in 50 triathlons in all 50 states by 50-years-old to raise $100,000 for ovarian cancer research. This campaign is self inspired, self orchestrated and 100% self funded. In addition, all in-kind donations are turned into cash donations by me in the same name of the person who donates. I race for women who have lost their battle, women undergoing treatment and women yet to be diagnosed.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Good bye Sweet Girl

Meet my long time companion of 17+ years, Dagny. Yes, 17 years... that's not a typo. She was really old and up until about 3 months ago was completely healthy. Just goes to show the importance of diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Training had to take a screaming halt this weekend because I had to help Dagny leave her earthly body and move on to the next chapter. It is never easy being a pet owner because sooner or later, this time comes. It was one of the hardest things I ever did but it was necessary and peaceful; she died in my arms.
I was fortunate enough to have the vet come to the house so I didnt have to disrupt Dagny or torture her with a visit to the vet clinic. Towards the end she also hated car rides so this was definitely the better option. Dagny came to me when she was 6 weeks old and she has been my best friend ever since. I will be left with a large void in my heart. "See you on the other side, sweet pea."